noun, often attributive
pro·mo | \ˈprō-(ˌ)mō \
plural promos

Definition of promo 

: a promotional announcement, blurb, or appearance

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In a new promo for House of Cards season 6, Claire sits in the Lincoln Monument's massive chair, looking sleek. Rebecca Farley,, "Robin Wright Is Presidential In First HOC Promo Since Kevin Spacey Scandal," 5 July 2018 In the promo, fans can also see that the bottle will be shaped like a cloud. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Ariana Grande Announces Brand-New Fragrance One Day After Engagement News," 12 June 2018 On the May 1 episode of SmackDown, Cass called out Daniel Bryan in an in-ring promo in advance of their match at Backlash. Dan Gartland,, "Report: Big Cass Disobeyed Vince McMahon in Segment With Little Person," 10 May 2018 In a promo this week, Marvel stars teasingly wondered where Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly’s characters Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne were during Infinity War. Joanna Robinson, HWD, "Will Avengers 4 Have Alternate Realities, Miraculous Resurrections, and a Happy Ending?," 2 May 2018 Stitched together by the website Deadspin, anchors at Sinclair stations across the country were seen in promos eerily reciting identical scripts with phrases often used by the president when criticizing mainstream news organizations. Stephen Battaglio,, "Backlash grows over Sinclair Broadcast Group's 'must-run' conservative content on local TV stations," 5 Apr. 2018 In a special promo video advertising the colossal Doritos, Dr. Henry Wu (played by BD Wong) can be seen in the lab cooking up his latest creation by merging Doritos and dinosaur DNA. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Doritos launches 'world's largest' foot-long chips," 13 June 2018 Casper’s Nap Pillow is a small pillow that’s a little bit longer than a guinea pig (yes, that is how Casper is displaying scale in its promo photos). Don Reisinger, Fortune, "The Casper Nap Pillow Is Your Next $35 Travel Companion," 5 June 2018 There are promo cards at the host stands in each participating Ferndale restaurant that give people 30 minutes free of their first DogSpot session. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "You can leave Fido in a high-tech doghouse at 2 Ferndale restaurants," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of promo

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for promo

short for promotional

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English Language Learners Definition of promo

: something (such as an announcement, a brief film, or an appearance) that is used to advertise or promote something (such as a new book or movie)

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